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Stunning modern spacious 3 bedroom cottage in heart of the highlands - Loch Ness

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, mountain views, Picturesque small-town location by Loch Ness

Ard Beag is a beautiful, large, modern detached cottage on the edge of Fort Augustus which itself sits on the south banks of famous Loch Ness. This pet-friendly cottage sits in its own, substantial grounds and commands stunning views across the hills and mountains which surround this picturesque highland town, part of the Great Glen.

The cottage comprises; 3 double bedrooms (all with TV and DVD players) one of which is en suite, a large comfortable living room with wood burning stove, TV, DVD player and Hi-Fi. There is a large utility room and modern, well-equipped kitchen/ dining room. In addition, there is a large well proportioned veranda overlooking the surrounding mountains and cosy sunroom with tv for less-warm evenings. The property also features a large bathroom with both shower and bath being fit for two people. Ard Beag can be sure to accommodate everyone's needs from the romantic getaway to the busy family holiday.

If you're looking for comfort, a sense of the remote, access to a wide selection of stunning destinations and world-class attractions whilst still being in reach of bars, restaurants and shops, this is the destination for you.

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kyle Oram
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About kyle Oram

professional middle aged couple with a love of the scottish highlands

kyle Oram purchased this cottage in 2014

Why kyle Oram chose Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

Ard Beag captured out hearts immediately. With its spacious grounds, wonderful vistas, access to an amazing selection of outdoor activities, breath-taking lochs and glens (not to mention cosy, modern and comfortable interior), we knew this was the place for us. It is a warm, spacious house situated on the edge of a very attractive small town which has a lot to offer.

Another key reason for choosing this property is its location; being centrally located in the Highlands means that it is a relatively short drive to access a wide variety of activities and locations, for example: Skye and the Islands, Loch Ness, Inverness , Glencoe, Beinn Nevis, Glen Affric, Applecross and the famous Harry Potter train journey to Mallaig. We chose this hose because it will ensure whoever stays there can be sure of an enjoyable stay, however long.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a very spacious house for what we believe is a very reasonable price. It has recently been decorated, has a well equipped modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms (Master en-suite) but could easily sleep up to 6 others. It has a double bath and 2 double showers, large cosy living room and additional sun-room to the rear and a terrace with great views across the surrounding hills. All bedrooms, living room and sun room have TV and DVD players.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Stunning modern spacious 3 bedroom cottage in heart of the highlands - Loch Ness
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
Yakima, WA

Spacious Home, Perfect Location in the Highlands!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stop on a 3 week tour of Ireland and the UK in March of 2016. Out of all the homes we stayed at this was by far the most spacious and modern. We had 4 adults and 1 child with us and this house gave us plenty of room to move around. The rooms were very comfortable! One of our favorite features was the enclosed front porch/sun-room. We spent most mornings sitting in the sun-room drinking coffee/tea and watching the fog on the hills. The landscape reminded me a lot of home and after being away for 3 weeks it was a welcome sight. The location of Fort Augustus was perfect for our sightseeing of the Highlands. Highly recommended stops near by - Urquhart Castle & Loch Ness, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Shiel, Glen Coe and the Glenfinnan monument. The home was very clean (minus a glass with dried up liquor and a lime at the bottom left in the kitchen; we did come in off season) and stocked with all the utensils we'd need. There is a small grocery store not far away; Fort Augustus was in walking distance and a very quiet, cozy town. If we ever get the chance to go back to Scotland we would love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious, well equipped property. Very quiet location and a good base for exploring.

  • 4 of 5

A very relaxing stay at the end of August and weather was kind. Did some sight seeing and went on Rib excursion to see Urquhart Castle which was amazing. Go to the village of Dores which has stunning views from the shore right up Loch Ness and you can have a stop in the Village Inn next to the shore.

Would recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely home from home, great base for exploring the highlands

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in July at Ard Beag - myself, my husband and our 3 daughters (aged 6, 4 and 1).

The house is in a lovely location and is spacious and very well equipped, including a travel cot and a high chair for the wee one, as well as lots of dvds, games and cds. It's an easy walk into the centre of Fort Augustus, which is a lovely little town with plenty of options for eating out.

It's also in a great location for exploring further afield - we visited Urquhart Castle, did lots of cycling in various locations and took a trip to Landmark Adventure Park.

Kids were very sad to be heading home! I would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location, very modern well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views. Everything about this property was perfect. Family holiday and had everything we needed to make our stay relaxing and comfortable. I would highly recommend this property for all. Within easy walking distance to centre but also secluded in its own ground

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Just home from a 5 night stay in this beautiful home. Fantastic setting in Fort Augustus. This property has all of the home from home comforts you want in a holiday property.

Lovely large lounge with stunning views. Fully equipped and modern kitchen. Comfortable beds that ensure a sound sleep every night.

Cannot recommend this holiday home enough. Fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful 5 * property with stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

Property is gorgeous, immaculate and spacious and in a stunning location. Well equipped kitchen with plenty of room for a large group to cook and eat. Log burning fire in sitting room was a real treat on cold winter nights and view from living room window was stunning. Lots to see and do in local area. Loved long walks along the canal and live Scottish music sessions in local pubs. Would thoroughly recommend,

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
multiple, within 5 mins walk, in Fort Augustus
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
many to all the islands
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Fort Augustus (across the road from the property)
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Spean Bridge - 20 miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
multiple, within 5 mins walk, in Fort Augustus
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nevis, Glencoe and Cairngorm all within reach
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Amazing Camusdarach beach; Morar; Dornoch
Car: recommended

Fort Augustus has an interesting history and sits on the Caledonian Canal which runs the length of the Great Glen, from Fort William in the South West to Inverness in the North East. The town itself had a selection of shops, bars and restaurants and is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding areas.

Nestled in the surrounding hills, this picturesque town, with central feature of a series of victorian locks on the canal, not to mention the liklihood of spotting a certain famous monster(!) offers an interesting and unique focal point, and point of interest to visitors

The cottage itself is within easy reach of Fort William - 'The Outdoor Capital of the UK', providing access a host of outdoor pursuits including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, sailing, canoe/kayaking, climbing (to name but a few) and has access to Ben Nevis, Nevis Ski Resort (also used for Mountain Biking in the warmer months). The surrounding mountains: Aonach Mor, Beinnein Mor, Stob Coire Easain and Gulvain are also within easy reach as is the stunning Glencoe and all it has to offer.

The Idyllic Western Isles, including Skye is also within an hour of Fort Augustus providing good access to other places of interest such as Arisaig, Glenfinnan and Morar; part of the Jacobite Railway featured in the Harry Potter films. For the more adventurous there is the stunning village of Applecross and further access to more northern routes.

Fort Augustus is similarly close to Inverness, 'The Capital of the Highlands', offering a wide selection of bars, clubs, restaurants and shops to choose from. This provides access to the Cromarty Firth, one of the best places to see Dolphin and Killer Whale and Glen Affric - 'The Most Beautiful Glen in Scotland'. This is also a means by which more Northern destinations, including parts of Sutherland can be reached.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid term
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
18 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £40
Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Tax Rate 2.0%

rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payment is in GBP. We also welcome direct bank transfer in which case the tax is not charged. Unfortunately we have to pass the cost of credit card processing on.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fort Augustus in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • main bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , large bathroom double size bath and double shower accessible
    master ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , master ensuite double size shower great power
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king size en suite with built in wardrobes tv and dvd player
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , can be set up as double, built in wardrobes, tv, dvd
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can be set up as twin, built in wardrobes, tv, dvd
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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